An article that Margaret edited was published in this months New Zealand Handyman Magazine. Wow we are published!!
6 Ways to add shade to your garden this summer to keep out of the sun and avoid being sun burnt.
The drones are the male bees of the colony, drones main role in life is to mate with virgin queens. Why is it so attractive to varroa mites?
Hi over the last three days, I have had inspection trays in the Kiwimana Meshboards in some of our hives. Here are the results:- Whenupai 1 Varroa Count Tray placed 9 Jan 2012 18:30 (0 mites) Tray Checked 12 Jan 2012 18:30 (5 mites) =5/72 (Hours) = 0.069 per hour or 5/3 (Days) = 1.67[…]Read More
We chat with the author Kim Pezza about Bees and her new book in the Backyard Farming Series called “Keeping Honey Bees – Expert Advice Made Easy”.
We went along to the Franklin Bee Club, We had a great time and learned some great tips. Were you there?
A funny and embarrassing story about a bee swarm we rescued last season. We hope you find this story funny.
Day One Got a call from Mary in Glen Eden, a swarm of bees had taken up residence on the side of her pool house. It was into the Kiwimana mobile after work, with a spare hive that I had gathered together from parts found in the workshop. Mary said she thinks the bees had[…]Read More
Frame Building Jig – What is it and can it help you to build bee hive frames quicker and more consistently.
This week we talk to James Moore about his bees and his Swarmy Application. We talk about beekeeping in Portland, Oregon.
I found this clever tip on the beebehavior.com site to keep nine frames easily spaced in a ten frame box. Using only nine frames causes the bees to build out the wax further, and surprisingly you will get more honey than if you used ten frames. Also as the wax extends out further, it’s easier[…]Read More
We went along to the Auckland Bee Club this morning. It was great to catch up with everyone and good to see a lot of new faces. Paul Walsh and Dennis discussed how to build frames, very useful information for new beekeepers indeed. I wish I had heard this talk before I started building my[…]Read More